COPT Announces Third Quarter 2016 Earnings Conference Call

COLUMBIA, Md.--()--Corporate Office Properties Trust (“COPT” or the “Company”) (NYSE: OFC) announces that its third quarter 2016 earnings release and conference call are scheduled to take place as follows:


Third Quarter 2016:

Earnings Release Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016 after the market closes
Conference Call Date: Friday, October 28, 2016
Time: 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Telephone Number: (within the U.S.)



Telephone Number: (outside the U.S.)


Passcode: 86051712#

Please use the following link to pre-register and view important information about this conference call. Pre-registering is not mandatory but is recommended as it will provide you immediate entry into the call and will facilitate the timely start of the conference. To pre-register, please click on the below link:

You may also pre-register in the Investors section of the Company’s website at Alternatively, you may be placed into the call by an operator by calling the number provided above at least 5 to 10 minutes before the start of the call.

Replay Information

A replay of this call will be available beginning at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, October 28, through midnight Eastern Time on Friday, November 11. To access the replay within the United States, please call 888-286-8010 and use passcode 93348081. To access the replay outside the United States, please call 617-801-6888 and use passcode 93348081.

The conference call will also be available via live webcast in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at A replay of the conference calls will be immediately available via webcast in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website.

Company Information

COPT is an office REIT that owns, manages, develops and selectively acquires office and data center properties in locations that support United States Government agencies and their contractors, most of whom are engaged in national security, defense and information technology (“IT”) related activities servicing priority missions (“Defense/IT Locations”). COPT also owns a complementary portfolio of traditional Class-A office properties located in select urban/urban-like submarkets within its regional footprint (“Regional Office Properties”). As of June 30, 2016, COPT derived 86% of core portfolio annualized revenue from Defense/IT Locations and 14% from its Regional Office Properties. As of June 30, 2016, COPT’s core portfolio of 146 office properties encompassed 16.0 million square feet and was 93.8% leased.

Forward-Looking Information

This press release may contain “forward-looking” statements, as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, that are based on the Company’s current expectations, estimates and projections about future events and financial trends affecting the Company. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “estimate,” “plan” or other comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which the Company cannot predict with accuracy and some of which the Company might not even anticipate. Accordingly, the Company can give no assurance that these expectations, estimates and projections will be achieved. Future events and actual results may differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements.

Important factors that may affect these expectations, estimates, and projections include, but are not limited to:

  • general economic and business conditions, which will, among other things, affect office property and data center demand and rents, tenant creditworthiness, interest rates, financing availability and property values;
  • adverse changes in the real estate markets including, among other things, increased competition with other companies;
  • governmental actions and initiatives, including risks associated with the impact of a prolonged government shutdown or budgetary reductions or impasses, such as a reduction in rental revenues, non-renewal of leases, and/or a curtailment of demand for additional space by the Company's strategic customers;
  • the Company’s ability to borrow on favorable terms;
  • risks of real estate acquisition and development activities, including, among other things, risks that development projects may not be completed on schedule, that tenants may not take occupancy or pay rent or that development or operating costs may be greater than anticipated;
  • risks of investing through joint venture structures, including risks that the Company’s joint venture partners may not fulfill their financial obligations as investors or may take actions that are inconsistent with the Company’s objectives;
  • changes in the Company’s plans for properties or views of market economic conditions or failure to obtain development rights, either of which could result in recognition of significant impairment losses;
  • the Company’s ability to satisfy and operate effectively under Federal income tax rules relating to real estate investment trusts and partnerships;
  • the Company's ability to achieve projected results;
  • the dilutive effects of issuing additional common shares; and
  • environmental requirements.

The Company undertakes no obligation to update or supplement any forward-looking statements. For further information, please refer to the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly the section entitled “Risk Factors” in Item 1A of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015.


Corporate Office Properties Trust
IR Contacts:
Stephanie Krewson-Kelly, 443-285-5453
Michelle Layne, 443-285-5452


Corporate Office Properties Trust
IR Contacts:
Stephanie Krewson-Kelly, 443-285-5453
Michelle Layne, 443-285-5452